The Living F.R.E.E. Lab is a research group focused on developing, implementing, and evaluating interventions for those who live at the intersection of having disordered eating and obesity.
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We have some great people working with Living F.R.E.E. Lab.
Our team is comprised of social work and public health researchers, and graduate students at UNC-Chapel Hill.
We work hard to conduct research to improve eating behaviors.
Our most recent projects have been focused on reducing binge eating and preventing weight gain in Black women experiencing obesity.
We are always looking for people to become involved in the work at Living F.R.E.E. Lab.
Interested in participating in one of our research studies? Interested in joining the Living F.R.E.E. Lab team?
NEWS FROM THE LAB
The holiday season is typically filled with joyous occasions spent with family, cozy nights indoors, and celebrations with delicious food. For people struggling with eating disorders, however, these winter months can bring about increased inner
Eating disorders are harmful mental disorders highly prevalent worldwide, especially in women.1 A systematic literature review in 2018 found that the prevalence of eating disorders has increased from 3.5% in 2000-2006 to 7.8% in 2013-2018.1
The Feasibility of a Binge Eating Intervention in Black Women with Obesity
The purpose of this study was to examine the feasibility of Appetite Awareness Training in a sample of Black women with overweight and obesity.
Reducing Binge Eating to Prevent Weight Gain in Black Women: A Pilot Study
The purpose of this study is to examine if Appetite Awareness Training has the potential to reduce binge eating and prevent weight gain over 6 months.
Exploring the “Why” Behind the Binge Eating Behaviors of Black Women
The purpose of this study is to examine the factors affecting the binge eating behaviors of Black women.